How to represent the infinite ?

Huaiyu Zhu huaiyu at
Thu Jun 20 16:11:25 EDT 2002

Christophe Delord <christophe.delord at> wrote:
[regarding 1e1000 giving inf]
>With Python 2.2 and Linux it works. The example I gave is a copy-paste from IDLE. It also works with my Python 1.5.2 and 2.3 (I'm under Linux on an Intel processor)

Does 1e200**2 also work for you out of the box?  I had to get rid of the
artificial check for overflow in the source to really use inf in
computations.  I don't remember if 1e1000 works on my box without patch.


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